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Tyson Fury has held a firm grip on boxing’s heavyweight division for years. He faces a former cruiserweight king ready to take over in Oleksandr Usyk, initially set for February 17, but now bumped to May 18 following to a nasty training injury
to the Englishman.

The fight in Saudi Arabia to determine the undisputed heavyweight champion airs on DAZN and ESPN+ PPV.

Fury is a 2008 English National Championships gold medalist. A former English, European, and British heavyweight champion, he beat Wladimir Klitschko in 2015 to become the unified heavyweight champion. He relinquished the belts due to mental health issues and drug and alcohol abuse. Competing in a trilogy against Deontay Wilder, “The Gypsy King” beat Wilder in 2020 to become WBC heavyweight champion.

Briefly retiring in early 2022, Fury then returned to action, beating Derek Chisora. After several social media posts calling out Usyk, Anthony Joshua and others, Fury competed in October, facing former MMA champion Francis Ngannou. He beat “The Predator” but was dropped by Ngannou in round three, succumbing to enough damage to delay the Usyk fight from December to February. 

WATCH: Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk, live on DAZN

The 35-year-old required eleven stitches following a botched sparring session before the unification fight. He got called out by Eglis Klimas, Usyk’s manager, about potentially looking to duck Usyk. Fury fired back at Klimas during a special episode of The MMA Hour.

“Why would I not want to fight for the biggest payday of my life, and put ten weeks into a training camp,” Fury yelled via MMA Fighting. “Why? Why would I not want to fight? [Usyk] pulled out last time. You’re a piece of s— who’s never had a fight in his life, and you’re calling me a coward, you rat bastard.”

A 2012 Olympic gold medalist, Usyk made his pro debut in 2013. The Ukrainian won the WBO cruiserweight title in 2016 and never looked back. In the 2017-18 World Boxing Super Series tournament, he beat Mairis Briedis for the WBC cruiserweight title and Murat Gassiev in the finals for the WBA, IBF, and Ring championships.

Usyk moved up to heavyweight in 2019 and beat Anthony Joshua via unanimous decision in September 2021 to become the WBA, IBF, and WBO heavyweight champion, winning the Ring belt in a rematch in 2022. His last contest was a controversial win against Daniel Dubois in August to retain the belts.

Over the past few years, fight fans have hoped Fury, Wilder, and Joshua would fight one another. Following delays, losses, and drama, there’s an alternate path to determine who holds all the gold at heavyweight. Who will be crowned the first undisputed heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis beat Evander Holyfield in 1999?

WATCH: Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk, live on ESPN+

The Sporting News will provide all you need to know about Fury vs. Usyk, from time, channel, price, odds, card, and more. 

Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk fight date, time

Fury and Usyk should make their way to the ring around 6 p.m. ET, depending on how long the undercard fights last.

Region Date Main Card Start Time Main Event Ring Walks (approx.)
USA and Canada (ET) Saturday, May 18 12 p.m. ET 6 p.m. ET
USA and Canada (PT) Saturday, May 18 9 a.m. PT 3 p.m. PT
UK and Ireland Saturday, May 18 5 p.m. BST 11 p.m. BST
Australia Sunday, May 19 2 a.m. AEST

8 p.m. AEST

Saudi Arabia Saturday, May 18 7 p.m. AST 1 a.m. AST

Where is Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk?

Despite the date being moved, the location for Fury vs. Usyk has stayed the same, set to be held in Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The new stadium can hold up to 30,000 to 40,000 people.

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Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk TV channel, live stream

In the U.S., Fury vs. Usyk will be available on DAZN and ESPN+ PPV. It is available via TNT Sports Box Office in the U.K. 

Region TV channel Live streaming
United States DAZN PPV, ESPN+ PPV, PPV.com
Canada PPV.com
UK and Ireland TNT Sports Box Office, DAZN PPV
Australia DAZN PPV


Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk PPV price

  • PPV price on DAZN and ESPN+: $69.99
  • PPV price on TNT Sports PPV: £24.99 
  • DAZN monthly subscription: $19.99 on a 12-month contract or $24.99 month-to-month in U.S./ $24.99 per month in Canada/ £9.99 in the U.K. on a 12-month contract, or £19.99 month-to-month/ 13.99 AUD in Australia.
  • DAZN annual subscription: $224.99 in the U.S., $199.99 in Canada, and £99.99 in the U.K.

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Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk betting odds

Per Bet MGM, Tyson Fury is the -125 favorite, while Oleksandr Usyk is the +110 underdog. 

Tyson Fury record and bio

  • Nationality: British
  • Born: August 12, 1988
  • Height: 6-9
  • Reach: 85 inches
  • Total fights: 35
  • Record: 34-0-1 with 24 wins via knockout

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Oleksandr Usyk record, bio

  • Nationality: Ukrainian
  • Born: January 17, 1987
  • Height: 6-3
  • Reach: 78 inches
  • Total fights: 21
  • Record: 21-0 with 14 wins via knockout

Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk fight card

Bouts and order subject to change.

  • Tyson Fury (c) vs. Oleksandr Usyk (c) for the IBF, WBA, WBC, WBO, and The Ring heavyweight titles
  • Joe Cordina (c) vs. Anthony Cacace for the IBF super featherweight title
  • Jai Opetaia vs. Mairis Briedis for the IBF cruiserweight title
  • Sergey Kovalev vs. Robin Sirwan Safar; Cruiserweights
  • Isaac Lowe vs. Hasibullah Ahmadi; Featherweights
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